CEI ASCOT ORGAN
Very rare and bizarre organ made in Italy by CEI in the 70s.
I took these photos while trying to fix it.
This fantastic vintage Italian organ has electro-mechanical tone generators like Hammond organs, but also works as a string machine and brass keyboard...!
Spring reverb, drum machine, Leslie, Drawbars, presets for liturgical and jazz organ, input for a microphone with separate volume level, are just some of the features of this incredible instrument.
The best feature was the module Synthesis 244, an external synthesyzer controlled by the organ keyboard, and interfaced to the CEI Ascot organ with a big custom plug (see photos).
Unfortunately we don't have more information about CEI organ makers, so if you have any info about this brand of musical instruments please let me know.
Synthesis Inputs back view